Neil Patrick Harris has been cast as a ‘singing’ batman villain in the animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold. According to Buddy TV, the star of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” will lend his smooth vocals as the ‘Music Meister’ the Dark Knight’s foe in an episode in the coming season.
Here is how series producer James Tucker described the character and plot to the folks at Buddy TV:
“[He is a] former band camp nerd turned megalomaniac … [The] plot itself is just a framework, an excuse to have everybody sing!”
Clearly that will be hilarious and despite having never seen this animated Batman incarnation, the involvement of NPH has me looking forward to this release — which will be previewed for attendees of Comic-Con in San Diego later this month. The episode titled ‘Mayhem Of The Music Meister’ will be shown during a panel discussion on June 24th in San Diego (which of course means a whale’s vagina). We know of course that Harris can sing after his fantastic performance in Joss Whedon’s “Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog,” and scientific tests have proven that inclusion of the erstwhile Barney Stinson will make anything at least 50% ‘more awesome.’
The main reason to post this is because Harris is criminally underused, but with both Beastly and The Best And The Brightest on the horizon, he is primed for continued resurgence. We can only hope that this will lead to more silver screen roles for NPH, maybe some where he won’t be lining up against an animated Batman…
What do you think? More Neil Patrick Harris? Or are you not a fan?